The No. 2 nationally ranked Oswego
State men’s ice hockey team erased a
three-goal deficit to come back for an 8-5 win over Morrisville in the SUNYAC
Semifinals Feb. 27, setting them up for a showdown with rival Plattsburgh Saturday.
Oswego State, which improved to 24-2-0 overall, will face SUNY
Plattsburgh in the SUNY Athletic Conference Championship game Saturday, March 6,
at 7 p.m. in Oswego.
The game will be webcast with video and play-by-play provided by WTOP-TV.
Central New York fans can also tune into Time Warner Cable's channel 1500. Coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. on TV and the Web.
The contest will be a reprise of the "White Out" game, an unofficial title given to the annual matchup with Plattsburgh at Oswego.
WNYO-FM will broadcast tomorrow's game over the airways and
Internet. Fans can also scope live stats online.
The Lakers trailed 3-0 in the first ten minutes of the Morrisville
game last Saturday, but charged back behind a hat trick from Tyler Leimbrock ’13 and two goals from Neil Musselwhite ’10.
Morrisville put up the game’s first goal after a rare Oswego State
turnover and the Mustangs added two more scores before the period was over.
State got on the
scoreboard when Leimbrock pounded
home the rebound from a Musselwhite shot. The Lakers cut the deficit in half minutes later when Musselwhite tapped in another goal to make
the score 3-2 at the first intermission.
Morrisville regained its two-goal advantage early in the
second period, but the Lakers responded quickly when Leimbrock netted his second
goal of the game on his way to a hat trick on the evening.
Musselwhite beat two Morrisville defenders to the puck after
causing the turnover for the breakaway. His shot got past Relkoff broke
the 4-4 tie and gave Oswego
State its first lead of
the game 27 seconds into the third stanza.
SUNYAC Rookie of the Year Jon Whitelaw ’13 gave the Lakers a 6-4
edge when Relkoff came out of the crease to play the puck. Oswego State
later capitalized on its eighth power-play chance of the game when SUNYAC MVP Eric Selleck ’12 posted his 21st goal
of the season to go ahead 7-4. Kevin Huinink '11 sealed victory for the Lakers when
he scored an empty-net, short-handed goal with a minute remaining.
— Adele Burk
Fans and team members congratulate
forward Jon Whitelaw '13 (#10, center) on his goal that gave the
Laker men's hockey team a 6-4 third-period lead over Morrisville in the
SUNYAC semifinal game Feb. 27. Tomorrow's SUNYAC Championship game, unofficially dubbed
"White Out II," matches Oswego with archrival Plattsbugh in
the Campus Center arena.
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